So it turns out that I do not have many polishes beginning with G in my collection for today’s Alphabet Nails post and after trying a few, I found I really don’t like most of the ones I have either. I have had a lot of luck with Trendy Nails polishes from THEFACESHOP and picked this one up around Christmas meaning to wait for warmer weather so Trendy Nails GLI030 is brought to you by the letter G.
I originally tried GLI030 on a swatch stick and it looked great. The glitter doesn’t disperse great but the same can be said for any glitter polish with chunkier glitter. It needs a few coats of top coat to smooth out the nail too and those larger pink hex pieces still are slightly bumpy with two coats of topcoat as my nails are quite curved.
The formula is fairly thin and this makes glitter placement and multiple dry times a bit of a pain. I found it easier to paint my nails with one coat of white and sponge on GLI030 rather than paint it on. Sure, you have some sponging cleanup but less than waiting for 3-4 coats of polish to dry and easier to make sure you get some of the blue and yellow glitter on each nail.
It took three coats of thicker top coat (Essence the Gel) to smooth the nail out this much when I had chosen a nail where the glitter was fairly covered by the white jelly polish. So application on this one, however cute the polish may look, is a no for me.
This is the first of the Trendy Nails glitter range that I have not loved, but the others were all in gold or clear base polishes and not jelly like coloured polishes. Still the final look is cute and great for summer and the polish is very affordable. Maybe just fish out the glitter and use with a white polish but the smaller glitter is harder to get. Used without a white base, you can see some streaks even with 3-4 coats of polish.
See you next week with a polish beginning with H